Ward 1 Economic Development

Ward 1 is located along Seaboard St, a section of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Ortiz Ave north of Ballard Rd and includes the Billy Creek Preserve. 

Fort Myers Technical College offers skills in the trades, computer training, and provides skilled labor to one of our largest industries, construction.  The campus is near the Success Academy and the Florida Department of Health Clinic.

The Fleamaster's Flea Market provides many small business owners an opportunity to sell items at the market.  900 stores packed with unique items with over 400,000 sq. ft. of space for you to wander and find your next purchase. Many small businesses have been launched by having success on a local level selling items to residents and visitors.  It's a great way to test the market with your product or move some things you no longer need to someone who does need it. You can rent for a day, month, or year and that flexibility is a great opportunity.  https://www.fleamall.com/

Billy Creek is a beautiful location that flows into the Caloosahatchee River and has space for a picnic in the park.  The city is investing in clean water and committed to the restoration of Billy's Creek for future generations to enjoy.  Review the presentation given to the City Council. 

 City Investment in Water Quality 

Billy Bowlegs Park has basketball, baseball, softball, and multi-purpose fields as well as a playground and pavilion/picnic area. There are bike trails, walking/jogging trails with on-leash pet walking.  It is within close proximity to Terry Park and Shady Oak Park fields.

Roberto Clemente Park has basketball, tennis, and a playground. There are multiple pavilion/picnic areas and is located at 3265 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

You can learn more about events in the area like the Farmers's Market and Food Fair Street Fest by clicking below:

https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=23ed83f8552a41d1b0df30fbeb79145e

Dean's park is one of Fort Myers oldest neighborhoods.  2020 was it's 100th anniversary. Learn more about the historic homes in Dean's Park.  A walking tour is encouraged in the area.  https://deanpark.org/events/